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Share your successes in using pop culture in your classroom, afterschool programs and libraries.
Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discuss their new graphic novel, "Cemetery Girl".
Phoenix Comicon experts discuss the great books they've read recently and offer specific recommendations. Looking for a great YA book? This is the place to be!
Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time
Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.
You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!
(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)
To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration
Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial
Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze
Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.
Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!
A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.
(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )
Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?
Titles awarded will include:
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....
To pre-register - or if you'd like to send in a WIP (work in progress) pic - email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com
Our panel of authors discuss how to write the "juicy parts" in both regular and erotic fiction. You'll learn and you'll laugh, because all participants should come prepared to play The Euphemism Game. Fun and Prizes!
The great thing about fandom is that you can learn new things. Perhaps you published a comic and learned about self publishing, or you learned to sew to make a hall costume. Maybe you wrote a novel of made a steampunk invention. Come share it.
Cons are wonderful, temporary learning spaces that foster the 21st skills we need. Join panelists Todd Van Hooser, Tara Carpenter, and others who are using cons in educational spaces as they discuss their expeirences.
Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villans. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.
A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.
A look at dystopian fiction-what makes some worlds beilevable, and others not? Join our panelists as they explore these questions.
A spotlight on James S. A. Corey and his friends Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and M.L.N. Hanover. Five authors, 2 panelists, no waiting.
Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...
Moon Mermaid has been sharing her magical adventures with children of all ages for many years. Join us in the Art Room this year as she reads from her new book. After reading she will be happy to sign autographs and take photos in her giant seashell
Ever wondered how one become an orc? Well let us journey together through the process of special effects makeup and see how this is done! Put on your best scowl and join us in middle earth for a fantastic adventure!
Join us as we kick off the Books and Authors programming with some returning guests, as well as some new ones!
Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome! Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!
If you have anu questions, please contact email@example.com.
Join Patrick Rothfuss as he talks about The Kingkiller Chronicles, anything that takes his fancy, and answers your questions.
The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.
Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.
How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.
Aligned with Arizona Common Core State Standards, come explore the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens.
The Taco Council convenes to give its mandates and rulings for 2014. Really, hang out with some awesome authors while they hang out with each other.
Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstarting the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.
Enter the world of Czep's Trolls! Create your own Troll mask and hear stories of Emily's adventures among dragons, piskies, and dreadful dots!
Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors kicks off the Writer's Epic Quest. Aspiring Writerscome and find out how to participate.
New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a 21-day program for preparing yourself to write a novel. He covers character creation, world building, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. There is an extra fee of $20 payable at the workshop